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    Digvijaya's attack puts Lokpal panel on backfoot

    New Delhi: The battle continues to rage between the political class and the activists over continuation of Shanti Bhushan in the Jan Lokpal Draft Committee, with senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh leading the charge from the front.

    "Shanti bhushan got his own CD examined by his personal friend to give himself a clean chit," said Singh.

    He even took on another member of the committee - Justice Santosh Hegde, Karnataka's Lokayukta.

    "Justice Hegde is the Lokayukta of Karnataka, has corruption stopped there?" said Singh.

    Justice Hegde hit back at Digvijaya Singh, and even threatened to resign from the panel.

    "I am deeply saddened. Will consult my colleagues in Delhi on Sunday," said Hegde.

    The day finally ended with Digvijaya offering an apology. "I am sorry if justice Hegde has been hurt," he said.

    But with charges and counter charges by both sides increasing by the day, this is one battle, which is only going to intensify in the coming days.

    But the Congress has decided to play it safe, sending out a message to its party members not to opine on the issue publicly.